Conrad Whelan brings his experience providing software solutions and his fundraising capabilities to PK Sound, and looks toward future innovations in loudspeaker tech
As he became better acquainted with PK Sound products, Whelan also became familiar with the company’s founders. While attending a later Shambhala Music Festival, he met fellow Calgary native Jeremy Bridge, president and CEO of PK Sound. “I loved the fact that these guys were from Calgary, my hometown, and they were building speakers,” Whelan said. So, the two kept in touch.
After establishing a relationship with PK Sound’s leadership team, Whelan moved to San Francisco in 2010 to join Camp’s newest venture, then UberCab, which Camp co-founded in the wake of his earlier success with web-discovery platform StumbleUpon. Later, in 2016, Whelan left Uber and began building an entrepreneurial investment portfolio. First, he turned toward his love of the arts and helped with fundraising for Hodgee Films Inc., a Vancouver, British Columbia, film company focusing on music, travel and pop culture based documentaries.
Now, with his recent board appointment to PK Sound, Whelan said he is looking forward to learning, “what it takes to run a company like this.” And, while he suspects his role will evolve with the company, he has already started making calls on behalf of PK Sound, helping with fundraising efforts and using his network to reach out to potential investors.
“Whether it’s at festivals or clubs, in Western Canada, PK Sound is like the gold standard,” Whelan said. And he hopes that, with the help of his network, he might be able to extend the brand’s footprint well beyond North America. “These guys are making speakers that can modify how they’re passing sound through the air, and it’s modifiable through software.” And, for Whelan, it’s just these kinds of innovative software solutions that made joining the board a no-brainer. “I think software is eating the world,” he said, “and PK Sound is on the cusp.”
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About PK Sound
PK Sound is passionate about providing a powerful connection between artist and fan. They believe that every audio experience should be exceptional. PK Sound loudspeakers are well known for their transparent, full bodied, powerful sound; a result of new technologies created by people who love music, focusing on the evolving demands of artists, engineers and fans.